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Affirmative Action

The State of Minnesota is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment.  Law requires that each agency in the executive branch develop an affirmative action plan as part of the Equal Employment Opportunity and Statewide Affirmative Action effort.  The goal is to provide equal opportunity to current and prospective employees without regard to race, religion, creed, color, age, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, receipt of public assistance, or activity in a local human rights commission.  The information below will help employers and employees better understand Minnesota’s affirmative action plan.

State Personnel Management (43A)

  • Agency affirmative action programs, Sections 43A.191 and 43A.36
  • Policy, section 43A.01
  • Protected groups, Sections 43A.02 and 43A.09
  • Rulemaking authority, Section 43A.04
  • Statewide affirmative action program, Section 43A.19


Administrative Rules, Affirmative Action (Chapter 3905)

Rules governing the implementation of an affirmative action program.


Administrative Procedures


MMB Affirmative Action Plan 2012-2014

The MMB Affirmative Action Plan, developed pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and State Affirmative Action efforts.


For additional resources and materials, please visit Equal Opportunity, ADA, Diversity & Inclusion section of the MMB website.